Past Dialogues

COVID-19 and Respiratory Illness: A Research & Treatment Update

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact us all. National Jewish Health has been on the front lines of this fight in both New York and Denver. Now, in addition to establishing a COVID-19 Recovery Clinic to help patients from around the country, National Jewish Health researchers have initiated more than 70 research projects designed to help us better understand the disease and its impact on our most vulnerable patient population. Anthony Gerber, MD, PhD, will discuss the clinical efforts at National Jewish Health in the aftermath of the initial surge, the research undertaken to advance our understanding of the virus towards improved treatments and ultimately, prevention.

Anthony N. Gerber MD, PhD 
Director, Pulmonary Research and COVID-19 Research Initiatives


Asthma Research & Treatment and COVID-19

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Progress made in recent years towards a cure and more effective treatments for the millions who suffer from severe asthma has been unprecedented, and has simultaneously raised new questions. Michael Wechsler, MD, MMSc, and Dr.Max Seibold, PhD, will talk about the advancements at National Jewish Health in the effort to cure severe asthma, some of the exciting ongoing initiatives and the impact of COVID-19 on the disease.

Michael E. Wechsler, MD, MMSc
Director, The Cohen Family Asthma Institute
Max Seibold, PhD
Associate Professor, Center for Genes, Environment & Health


Advancements in Childhood and Adult Allergy Research and Treatment

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Allergies continue to impact the health of millions of children and adults. Flavia Hoyte, MD; Bruce J. Lanser, MD; and Donald Y M Leung, MD, PhD, will discuss the efforts at National Jewish Health in research towards preventing childhood allergies, treatment developments in food allergies and research and treatment of adult allergies and asthma.

Donald Y. M. Leung, PhD, MD
Division Head, Pediatric Allergy & Clinical Immunology
Bruce J. Lanser, MD
Director, Pediatric Food Allergy Program
Flavia Hoyte, MD
Director, Allergy & Clinical Immunology Fellowship


Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and the Impact of COVID-19

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Saving and improving the lives of the millions who suffer from COPD is the goal of the physicians and scientists at National Jewish Health. Leading the largest study in the world, COPDGene ®, we are on track to stop the progression of this fatal disease. Barry J. Make, MD, and Anthony N. Gerber, MD, PhD will share where we are in the process and how the COVID-19 virus impacts COPD patients and their treatment.

Anthony N. Gerber MD, PhD 
Director, Pulmonary Research and
COVID-19 Research Initiatives
Barry Make, MD
Co-Director, COPD Program

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